Friday, 8 July 2016

Kale and chickpea summer pasta

Summer is here and to celebrate the warm, sunny evenings I created this super easy and delicious pasta, packed with nutrients and flavour.
If you like kale and chickpeas this is the one for you to try. My boys loved it too hooray!


spaghetti pasta - half of the packet 
handful of kale
1 can of chickpeas
2 cloves of garlic
pure virgin coconut oil
olive oil for drizzling
half of lemon for juice
black pepper to taste
and if you fancy adding other veggies I highly recommend trying this yellow variety of green beans - adds extra colour and crunch 

Prep 5 minutes, cooking 10 minutes 

How to make it:

Boil pasta in a pan with a pinch of sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil, so it doesn't stuck together while cooking.
In a separate pan boil water and add kale, just for a few minutes so it gets a bit softer, if you're using green/yellow beans add them too. 
In a large frying pan melt 2 table spoons of coconut oil and when hot add crushed garlic. Fry for a minute. Add previously cooked kale and if using green/yellow beans, fry for few minutes. Add chickpeas, drained and rinsed in water before adding. Again fry just till the chickpeas get soft and add a bit of olive oil to taste - the oils will create the sauce for your pasta so if the coconut oil evaporates add more olive oil. Take off heat, sprinkle with black pepper - to taste, and squeeze the lemon juice again depending on how strong you like it. Mix pasta with the vegetables and enjoy! I also sometimes sprinkle the dish with chia seeds, which adds extra crunch and omega 3 boost! Hope you/your family asks for few helpings like my boys do.

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